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Kuna man charged with sexually abusing girl may have more victims, investigators say

The abuse happened at an in-home daycare in the Linder and Deer Flat roads neighborhood, according to police.
Credit: Ada Co. Jail
Garrett Charles Mallery

KUNA, Idaho — Bond has been set at $300,000 for a Kuna man accused of sexually abusing a 9-year-old girl.

Garrett Charles Mallery, 47, is facing one felony count of lewd conduct with a minor in the case.

Detectives began investigating Mallery on Dec. 14 after being contacted by a relative of the young victim. The family member reported that Mallery had had sexual contact with the girl multiple times since April at a home in the Linder and Deer Flat roads neighborhood.

Prosecutor Dylan Asbury said during Mallery's Wednesday afternoon arraignment that the victim attended an in-home daycare run by Mallery's wife. The 9-year-old told a school counselor that the suspect had touched her inappropriately, the prosecutor said.

Both Asbury and detectives on the case say they are concerned that Mallery may have other victims.

Kuna Police immediately put a safety plan in place and interviewed multiple people over the course of the investigation. By Tuesday, detectives had gathered enough evidence to secure a warrant for Mallery, and he was arrested at his home that afternoon. 

Judge Daniel Steckel ordered that if Mallery is released on bail, he have no contact with any minors while the criminal case is going forward. A preliminary hearing is set for Dec. 31.

 Anyone with information is asked to call detective Ryan Pacheco at 208-577-3734 or send an email to rpacheco@adacounty.id.govH

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